Creationists Sue Texas Over Denial of Master’s Program
Here’s our ludicrous creationist news of the day.
After failing to get the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board to accredit them to offer a master’s degree in science education, the Biblical literalists at the Institute for Creation Research are actually suing the state of Texas.
That’s right. They wanted Texas to let them train science teachers in young earth creationism, so they could hand out totally undeserved master’s degrees that would allow these bogus science teachers to indoctrinate children with their hooey! And now they’re taking Texas to court over it.
I’m trying not to laugh over here, and failing miserably.
The Institute for Creation Research has taken its fight to train future science teachers to the courthouse.
The Dallas-based creationist group alleges that its civil rights were violated by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. Last year, the state agency denied the institute permission to offer a master’s degree in science education, saying the program did not meet state academic standards.
The lawsuit, filed last week in U.S. District Court, alleges that the coordinating board discriminated against the institute because of its views on evolution. [What was their first clue? – ed.]
Raymund Paredes, the state’s higher education commissioner, has said that the proposed master’s program would not prepare future educators to teach science standards in Texas public school classrooms.
Institute leaders have said they would teach both the creationist and evolutionist views, but that their group favors the former.